Amicalola, Cloudland, Johns Mountain

These photographs are from spring when we went hiking around North Georgia.

Amicalola Falls is close to Dawsonville, GA. We parked our car near the base of the falls and took the East ridge trail to the top. After climbing through switchbacks, it turns into a nice gravel road. The ascent was still sharp but Michelle wanted to walk by herself, so this became her first real hike (not including short walks on other hikes). We had lunch when we reached the top of the falls while Michelle ran around. Then we climbed down two sets of stairs at the side of the falls to the base.

top of the falls
View into the valley
Amicalola Falls
Amicalola falls further down
Amicalola falls from the bridge
Amicalola falls lowest point

Johns Mountain trail is in Northwest Georgia. Unlike Amicalola Falls, this was almost deserted. The only people we saw were the teenage couple in the parking lot (and they didn’t hike the trail). The best view of the valley below is from the parking lot, but the trail is fun as well. There is a waterfall called Keown Falls about halfway on the trail, but there wasn’t much water in it.

Ridge and valley view from the parking lot
On Johns Mountain Trail
Michelle and I

I have been to Cloudland Canyon before, but this was the first time for Amber and Michelle. The waterfalls there are probably the most beautiful in Georgia.

Us at Cloudland Canyon
Hiking up the stairs
View of the canyon

I should probably upload all my spring photographs before the fall season starts and we head north again.

By Zack

Dad, gadget guy, bookworm, political animal, global nomad, cyclist, hiker, tennis player, photographer


  1. I think Cloudland Canyon seems to be one of the most beautiful places in the world, i hope i’ll get a chance to see this place,hope you’ve enjoyed alot!!!

    Some other places in my dream are Interlaken lakes and next for sure is the Cloudland Canyon!!!

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